List of defunct social networking websites

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This is a list of defunct social networking websites.

Name Description/Focus Registered users Registration
43 Things Goal setting and achievement 12,914[1] Closed on January 1, 2015
Advogato Free and open source software developers From 1999 till 2017 [2] Microblogging
Avatars United Online games 22,686,225[3] Open
Bebo General 117,000,000[4] Closed in 2016, now a high school e-sports company
Bolt Teen community website Open
Boredat Anonymous social network for U.S. college students Shut down December 31, 2016
Capazoo 230,000 Open
Classical Lounge Classical music lovers Sold to investors 2009, closed 2011
DailyBooth Photo-blogging site where users upload a photo every day
Delicious (website)
eConozco Bought by Xing Open
FitFinder Anonymous UK student microblogging website. 322,113[5] Open
Formspring Social Q&A website 290,000,000[6] Open
FriendFeed Feed aggregator 1,683[7] Closed on October 2, 2007
Friends Reunited Social networking based upon the theme of reunion 1,210 (UK) Closed on February 26, 2016
Friendster Social networking website 279,801 (August 2017)[8] Closed on June 14, 2015 (as a site), January 1, 2019 (as a company)
Google+ Social networking service, identity service that was developed by Google Discontinued on April 2, 2019
Google Buzz Social networking, microblogging and messaging tool that was developed by Google Discontinued on December 15, 2011 and replaced by Google+ Discussion forums, sharing photos, links to cultural events in particular cities, the sale of property and job searches. 542,386 (April 2014)[9] Closed on July 1, 2012
Heello Social network service and microblogging Discontinued on June 24, 2014
Hyves Social (Dutch) 10,300,000 Closed in 2013; the Telegraaf Media Group announced it would reform Hyves from a social network platform to an exclusive gaming platform. All users had the ability to download their social profile. On December 1, 2013 all the non-downloaded accounts were removed.
iTunes Ping Music-oriented social networking and recommender system service Discontinued September 30, 2012
iWiW Hungarian social networking Discontinued on June 30, 2014
Jaiku Social networking, micro-blogging and lifestreaming service Bought by Google in 2007; closed in 2012
LunarStorm Swedish social networking website for teenagers It has been abandoned
Meerkat Broadcast live video streaming through mobile devices Discontinued on October 4, 2016
Me2day Microblogging and social networking service in South Korea Discontinued on June 30, 2014
Mobli Social mobile photo and video-sharing website Shutdown in 2016
Mugshot Social network aggregator from Red Hat, with compatible desktop software and an official Firefox plugin Open
My Opera Blogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Link and Opera Unite. Global Discontinued on March 2014
Netlog Belgian social networking website specifically Shutdown in 2015 [10]
Natter Social Network micro-microblogging Closed on July 29, 2016
Orkut First Social networking site by Google Closed on September 30, 2014 [11]
Path A social networking-enabled photo sharing and messaging service for mobile devices Shutdown in November 2018[12]
Piczo A social networking and blogging website for teens; bought by Posh Media Group Shutdown in November 2012
PlanetAll Social network, calendar and address site founded in 1996 purchased by in 1998 but closed down in 2000 1,500,000 Shut down on July 2, 2000
Posterous Blogging platform Shut down on April 30, 2013
Pownce Microblogging application (similar to Twitter) Shut down on December 15, 2008
Qaiku Micro-blogging and lifestreaming service comparable to Twitter and Jaiku Shut down on October 15, 2012 230,000 Open to previous members A content sharing platform for millennials, made by Microsoft FUSE Labs.[13] Closed in March 2017 Social network for meeting people Closed in August 2015, now a portal of Twoo
Stickam Live video streaming and chat. Closed on January 30, 2013
Surfbook Early Dutch social networking service which closed in 2004. Alleged inventor of the Like button.[14]
Taltopia Online artistic community, connected aspiring artists with fans and talent industry professionals. Launched in Los Angeles, California on February 28, 2008. Last active sometime in 2014.
tvtag Social networking website and mobile app for television fans Shut down on December 19, 2013
Windows Live Spaces Blogging (formerly MSN Spaces) 120,000,000[15] Shut down on March 16, 2011.
Wretch Taiwanese community web site Shut down on 26 December 2013.
Yahoo! 360° Linked to Yahoo! IDs, closed everywhere except at Yahoo! Vietnam.[16] Open to people 18 and older (Yahoo! login)
Yahoo! Kickstart Linked to Yahoo! IDs. Connecting students & Alumni Open to students and alumni at specific colleges and universities (Yahoo! login)
Yahoo! Mash Linked to Yahoo! IDs. Closed. Open to people 18 and older (Yahoo! login)
Yahoo! Meme Microblogging site launched by the Yahoo Latin America team Discontinued on May 25, 2012
Yik Yak Allowed people to create and view discussion threads within a 5-mile radius Closed on May 5, 2017
Zoopy Allowed people to share videos, photos and audio clips 2012(?)


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  14. ^ BBC News - Facebook sued over 'like' button, February 11, 2013
  15. ^ Windows Live Spaces Fact Sheet - August 2006 Retrieved 3 May 2008
  16. ^ Yang Decides To Shut Down Yahoo360 - "Worldwide uniques were 10.5 million in october, 2007, but that was down 22 percent from the year before." -- TechCrunch: October 23, 2007